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Week #1,007: Nonna Silvia’s Trattoria & Pizzeria

Posted by Matt P. on 06.13.20 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Sam

Restaurant Club: Nonna Silvia’s Trattoria & Pizzeria
When: Saturday, January 25th @ 6:15pm
Where: Where: 1400 Canfield Rd., Park Ridge, IL 60068 (map)
Contact: 847-292-9970// www.nonnasilvias.com
Cuisine: Italian / Pizza
Price Range: $$
Alcohol: Wines and such
Reviews: Yelp (4.5 Stars, 367 Reviews)
Good for Kids: Yes

Please join me for Italian food. The place is known for good coffee, and dessert – two things I wanted for this pick. Casual, cozy, family friendly.

“Owners and cousins, Chefs Steve and John, pride themselves in taking authentic Italian recipes inherited from their grandmother, Silvia, and adding a modern twist. New specials arrive weekly but customer favorites like grilled calamari, fresh homemade ravioli, pasta & lasagna, Mediterranean seafood, house-made gnocchi, house-made swiss chard fettucini, and a sea food medley served over arboria rice, better known as risotto di mare are always available. With an extensive wine list, one is sure to find the perfect bottle to pair with a memorable meal. Seasonal outdoor patio. Nonna Silvia’s also hosts several multi-course wine dinners throughout the year.”

Nonna Silvia’s Trattoria & Pizzeria

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Week #1,006: Shinya Ramen House, or The Return of the Calverts

Posted by Matt P. on 06.13.20 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Mat & Miyuki C.

Restaurant Club: Shinya Ramen House
When: Friday, December 21st @ 6pm
Where: 3240 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60608 (map)
Contact: 312-877-6008 // www.shinyaramenhouse.com
Cuisine: Ramen / Japanese
Price Range: $$
Alcohol: OMG yes
Reviews: Yelp (4 Stars, 128 Reviews)
Good for Kids: Yes

Please join us at this well-regarded Bridgeport izakaya for ramen, tonkatsu don, cocktails and three children with a tenuous grasp of table manners.

Shinya Ramen House
Photo by David

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Week #1,005: Tesfa Ethiopian Cuisine

Posted by Matt P. on 06.13.20 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Blake & Renee

Restaurant Club: Tesfa Ethiopian Cuisine
When: Friday, November 15th @ 6:30pm
Where: 1023 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago, IL 60640 (map)
Contact: 312-698-4481 // www.tesfacuisine.com
Cuisine: Ethiopian
Price Range: $$
Alcohol: Yep
Reviews: Yelp (4.5 Stars, 195 Reviews)
Good for Kids: Yes

We discovered this small Ethiopian place last year, and it’s become our favorite Ethiopian in town.

Tesfa Ethiopian Cuisine

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Weel #1,004: Superkhana International

Posted by Matt P. on 06.13.20 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Jeremy

Restaurant Club: Superkhana International
When: Friday, October 26th @ 5pm
Where: 3059 W. Diversey Ave., Chicago, IL 60647 (map)
Contact: 773-661-9028 // www.superkhanachicago.com
Cuisine: Indian / American Contemporary
Price Range: $$
Alcohol: Yep
Reviews: Yelp (4 Stars, 66 Reviews)
Good for Kids: Yes

Butter chicken calzone. Nuff said?

Probably not, but that’s the lens Superkhana is using to re-imagine classic Indian dishes and we were all in after our first visit. Now we need a crew to take down the entire menu.

Note that this is an early Saturday evening start time (#earlybirdspecial). Please RSVP with me by Tuesday, October 22 as reservations are pretty in demand on a Saturday.

Superkhana International
Photo by Steve Dolinsky

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Week #1,003: Good Fortune

Posted by Matt P. on 06.13.20 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Alex M.

Restaurant Club: Good Fortune
When: Friday, September 27th @ 8:45pm
Where: 2528 N. California Ave., Chicago, IL 60647 (map)
Contact: 773-666-5238 // www.goodfortunechicago.com
Cuisine: Mediterranean-inspired American Contemporary
Price Range: $$-$$$
Alcohol: Lots and probably fancy?
Reviews: Yelp (4 Stars, 31 Reviews)
Good for Kids: No

Hey folks,

I don’t recall if we decided on a number convention for the second round of Restaurant Club.

Between Good Fortune and Galit does this mean Mediterranean cuisine is on trend for 2020?

Good Fortune

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